Jeff Mills has never wallowed in his DJ status and kept on multiplying outstanding performances, at the intersection between music, contemporary art, pop culture, design and science fiction, while running his own record label, Axis Records, since 1992 onwards. After conquering Detroit‘s early Techno scene as The Wizard in the 80s, as a part of the Underground Resistance, he took up with his prime inspiration, Space and Science-Fiction. The 2000‘s marked a turning point, when he started to merge his music with other artforms. He decided to create a new soundtrack for Fritz Lang‘s METROPOLIS, which brought him to many other cine-mix performances and movies soundtracks. As a plastician, Jeff Mills has shown numerous of his performances and exhibitions in artistic institutions such as the CCCB of Barcelona, the South Bank Center, the Barbican Center, the Cinémathèque Française, Pompidou Center, the Art Fair Monte Carlo…

Jeff Mills is the first DJ to collaborate, perform with Classical orchestras which was captured on DVD. It all began in 2005 with “Blue Potential", followed in 2012 by a new version called “Light from the Outside World”, still scheduled to perform all over the world. Started in Tokyo, 2015, Jeff Mills created Spiral Deluxe, his first band since Underground Resistance, displaying an Electronic Jazz Fusion, bringing out three records. This led him to have another project called The Paradox and collaborations with late Tony Allen which grew into Tomorrow Comes The Harvest project with various artists. Decorated in 2007 with the French Government award of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, Mills was upgraded in 2017 to be Officer, in recognition for his contribution to the Arts, such as the residency at the Louvre Museum. That same year, he also set the complete, restored version of METROPOLIS from 2010 to music for the first time, especially for the 2017 UFA Film Nights. In 2019, he performed live on the stage of the UFA Film Nights with his revised musical interpretation to accompany an-other great classic of Weimar cinema: FRAU IM MOND (WOMAN IN THE MOON).

In 2020 during the pandemic, he started to curate the project called The Escape Velocity under which talents from all over the world release Sci-Fi/Space Science themed music. Jeff Mills has now created a new score for DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER I (DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER I), which he will premiere at the 2022 UFA Film Nights.



Fritz Lang’s DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER I (DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER, PART I) not only presented world cinema with one of its first supervillains exactly 100 years ago, but also placed him on a socially critical plateau that held a mirror up to the post-war society of the young Weimar Republic, which Lang saw as degenerate. Jeff Mills, a pioneer of techno and electronic music, provides the musical accompaniment to DR. MABUSE live, with a world premiere of his new score. read more


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